Caesars Palace 2000
gets the job done when it comes to playing as well, but nothing more than that. When you start the game, you can create a list of up to four players that can play at a time. People start off with a $2,000 loan, which they can pay off after they make a bit of dough. You can entertain yourself at four different groupings of games -- Slot Machines, Video Poker, Table Games, and Card Games. The slot machines and video poker are just as you would expect, with a liberal number of choices for your money-burning pleasure. Iíve never been one for machines, as they destroy even the illusion that you might break even. But for what itís worth, they look quite nice in CP 2000
The meat of the game, in my opinion, lies in the other two options. With Table Games, you can play either Roulette or Craps, both with the full betting schemes available. Craps betting is a fine art, and one that takes quite a while to learn well, so I suggest that beginners start with Roulette. Itís mostly self-explanatory. Throw the chips where you want (or let the game bet for you), and watch the wheel spin. Entertaining, neh?
When you go to the Card Games, you have a choice of Blackjack, Pai-Gow Poker, Casino War, and Red Dog, among others. Once again, I found myself sticking with the classics, wasting more time on Blackjack than anything else. Here is where the gameís limitations really show. Itís difficult to see whatís dealt to you until the camera pans back in after dealing, as every card in a suit only has one symbol in the middle instead of the correct count. Eh? I canít imagine that putting Ďnormalí card textures would be that hard, but I could be wrong.
I canít fault the game for doing what itís doing. I mean, if you have a hankering for Blackjack, this is as close to the casino as youíre probably going to get. But because CP 2000 strips away all the trimmings, and just gives you the games, it often feels like itís a generic gambling game, with the Caesars Palace license strapped on just because it could be done.